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the significance of the president and we all thank you for being here today. president obama, it is the perfect occasion to launch the celebration of 180 anniversary of thailand next year. i thank president obama and secretary clinton for actively promo promote... this afternoon i have the honor of accompanying the president for an audience with his majesty the king. the close relationship between our two countries at the highest level. lastly, at the bilateral meetings we had... discussion a partnership. thailand is the oldest ally of u.s. in asia and a long lasting one with commitment to democracy, human rights and free markets. i expressed to the president that it is my firm commitment to the people to preserve and protect the democratic system and i have shared the president's support of democracy in thailand. and democracy will lead to economic prospects. we look to the future and to view an even stronger... both countries and indeed the broader activity. on the economic front to generate growth and create jobs for both thai and american. the president and i agreed to redouble our effort t
. >> indeed, thanks, ron, appreciate it. >>> this morning, president obama made a stray comment overseas that speaks volumes taking a tour of a monastery in thailand, the first stop on his trip to asia and listen to what he said about the situation in washington about the monk who was showing him around. >> a prayer. >> just in case you couldn't hear him, he said we're working on a budget in washington. we're going to need a lot of prayer. abc's martha raddatz is in washington this morning guest hosting abc's "this week" for george stephanopoulos. martha, good morning. i know they were laughing over in thailand this morning but they're not going to be laughing if they don't cut a budget deal soon. we're heading into taxmageddon. i know you spoke to the democratic leader in the house nancy pelosi. do you get a sense that we're anywhere close to a deal or are we just hearing a lot of happy talk? >> well, you're hearing a lot of happy talk, dan. i think the operative word is "constructive." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, b
live for us this morning. thank you. >>> now let's check in with ron for a look at the other developing stories at this hour. >> hey, good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> president obama arrived in thailand this morning, the first stop on an historic three-day visit to asia looking to develop a bigger presence there during his second term as a counterbalance to china. tomorrow he becomes the first sitting president to travel to myanmar, also known as burma, which had been under military rule until very recently. >>> and the company that owned the oil platform that exploded in the gulf of mexico on friday said it will keep searching for the one worker who remains missing. the body of the other worker was recovered by private divers after the coast guard suspended its search. four others remain in the hospital with severe burns. >>> and also in the gulf, a search of a different kind in connection with a rash of violence targeting dolphins. the hunt is on for the attackers responsible for this, a string of disturbing dolphin attacks up and down the gulf coast. >> we responded to one do
but thanks to obama we owe an extra trillion dollars. we have to cut geezer welfare to pay for them. maryland, democrat line. >> thank you. i'm a first time caller actually and thank you and also i listen all the time on c-span radio. i wanted to put in a plug for your app. it's great and listen all the time. >> you heard on xm channel 119. >> great. okay. i wanted to say i think it's - as a democrat and this may be little unusual, i think it's unfortunate that aarp is taking this position. i think it's going to end up divide people more along generational lines. rather than fair partisan lines. realistically looking at the long-term and maybe generationx folks like myself. we have to take a bit of a different perspective on this and i think there is a chance we'll have to raise the age for benefits but also means tests social security at some point and look at it as an insurance program and say you know, i don't know what the cut off plan would be but if you earn about 400,000 dollars a year or some high amount depending where you live. may be different in new york verses kansas city but at
in terms of thanksgiving day. we'll let you know what's going on then. back to you. >> thanks, gwen. >>> on to our top story this morning. president obama launched his tower of southeast asia, arrived in bangkok sunday afternoon local time. the president is holding a news conference with the prime minister now. the two leaders are fielding questions from journalists. he is scheduled to sight see, a private meeting with the prime minister and official dinner. the president will visit cambodia also. the visit to my an mar is the first by a sitting president. >>> escalating conflict between israel and gaza strip. militants fired another rocket at tel aviv today but was intercepted. here's more. [sirens] >> reporter: the violence in the middle east continues to escalate. militants in gaza have unleashed hundreds of rockets against israel, including new weapons aimed at tel aviv. in response, the israeli military has deployed a rocket defense system. >> slight probability it will hit inside tel aviv. the iron dome brings down this possibility to a very small probability. >> reporter: a
the problem. that means that continues to be the risk. >> harris: thank you very much. >>> speaking of security, one day ahead of president obama's visit insurgents focus of an investigation in a dead ly explosion. our top story as we go aren't world in 80 seconds: thailand, explosion killing one person in the southern part of the country. 20 others wounded. police suspect militants set off the remote controlled bomb hidden in a motorcycle. president obama set to arrive tomorrow on the first leg of his asian trip that will take him to burma and cambodia. australia, powerful storm pummeling brisbane, heavy rain and gale-force winds doing a lot of damage causing trees to sway, knocking down power lines leaving 6,000 hopes and businesses without electricity. parts of the city also hit with hail. spain, police are usually the ones keeping the protesters at bay. this time they are the protesters. 5,000 officers taking over the streets of madrid, angry over austerity cuts affecting their checks, including elimination of their christmas bonuses. china, very smart canine moved to the head o
. david? >> abc's david kerley in washington tonight. david, thank you. >>> and, this evening, nearly two weeks after mitt romney lost the election to president obama, real signs members of the republican party are trying to distance themselves from the one-time presidential candidate. it comes after those comments this past week, indicating president obama gave gifts to key voting groups and that helps to explain his win. tonight, here again, that sound, that recorded phone call with donors and what newt gingrich had to say about it right here on abc. >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> what do you think of that? is that where the republican party needs to go? >> i just think it's nuts. i mean -- first of all, it's insulting. this would be like walmart having a bad week and going, the customers have really been unruly. i mean, the job of a political leader is to understand the people. if we can't offer a
australia by the way. i've been there three times, but i love this country more. >> thank you very much for your questions, and it is a very good question. unfortunately, there are a lot of people in australia, right around the world that considered a resident barack obama to be a good president. considering him to be healthy for the state of the american nation. i profoundly disagree. i believe that america is an exceptional nation and deserves an exceptional president. and my greatest issue with president obama was his interview with a reporter what he was directly asked whether or not he believed in american exceptionalism. and his response was rather telling. he said yes, i believe in american exceptionalism, much like i believe in british and a greek might believe in greek exceptionalism. wellies and gentlemen that can only be one exceptional. and it would appear with that statement and with his actions and actions of the administration they have only subscribe to the doctrine of the relativism, that there is no one thing superior to any other. that we shouldn't call or consider on
schmidt, it sounds like you were in that closed door meeting, we know you weren't, but thank you for joining us. >>> there was a story that went unreported on election night. mitt romney's landslide, he actually had many of them across the country in his loss to barack obama. we went to king county, texas where president obama suffered his most severe shellacking. >> reporter: what do you think of barack obama's first term? >> ain't worth a damn. i don't agree with anything he done. >> reporter: it was a sentiment that was also common after president obama's first run for president. 3.4% chose obama, the lowest for any county in the country. if you could tell barack obama to do one thing, what would you tell -- king county is not only barack obama's lowest vote percentage, it's also the county where he received the lowest total number of votes. nationwide, the president tal tallied more than 62 million votes. but here in this county, he got 5 votes. mitt romney winning 139 to 5, made this the president's worst showing in the u.s. we went to the girl's basketball game at guthrie w
was michelle obama, that her support was clearly used in the campaign. >> i think a combination of those things has moved us forward. thanks very much to the panel. a great discussion. thank you. [applause] thanks everyone for coming. good night. >> today on "washington journal" we'll talk about the republican party and hispanic voters following the 2012 election with the hispanic steering committee chairman for mitt romney's presidential campaign and then a look at policy agenda and political goals with justin ruben. and later, a discussion on the new leadership in china and what it means for u.s./china relations. also a preview of president obama's trip to asia. "washington journal" live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >>truman had two big puzzles in his life. the first was this is a man who got into politics having failed in many businesses as a young man. tom way to get into politics in -- the only way to get into politics was a machine. two machines. he picked up the pender gast machine, the most corrupt and often vicious machine. i said to myself, how did this happen? how could he possibly wor
unsatisfactory ending. >> host: charles, la joya, california, good afternoon to you. >> caller: i want to thank you, neil, it was a wonderful, wonderful book, very compelling. i heard an interview with president obama talking about the fact that it wouldn't have helped in the situation because there's company like aig that acted a little different than companies, you know, like inves, and can you explain a little bit about would that be a panacea to prevent all the problems? can you explain -- you gained a lot of financial education since you started as the inspector general. can you explain how that would work? thanks. >> guest: sure, i mean, glass see gel was the depression era law separating investment banks from commercial banks. it meant what, you know, basically that a bank like citi bank or jpmorgan chase couldn't also do investment banks activities, and also, in other areas like insurance, and that bill really got dismantled by a series of regulatory provisions by the fed leading up to the end of the clinton administration where the last were basically removed, torn apart by a legislati
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